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making news in america this morning. more pain. >> a one/two punch. snow is now headed to the tornado zone. it is not getting any easier for the survivors in one storm-ravaged community and across that region, the death toll still rising. tough talks from president obama about iran's nuclear threat. ahead of a critical white house meeting he said no actions are off the take. the republican presidential candidates enter the homestretch has candidates get ready for the super tuesday contest. will they be enough to finally thin the field. and gas prices are still climbing. today, dozens of members of congress will say enough is enough.
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and good monday morning, everyone. we start with the aftermath of the destructive storms. alabama was one of the hard-hit states. the governor met yesterday with residents, cleaning up damage. >> on top of that, winter is making a reappearance in some areas of the staple tornado zone. abc's tahman bradley has the latest details. >> reporter: from the air, the destruction shows the cleanup is going to last for a long time, in tennessee, the town is picking up after a twister, 300 yards wide, traveling at 120 miles an hour left destruction. >> we're just cleaning up now. >> reporter: overnight, a winter storm system moved into henryvil henryville, indiana. tornado ravaged members have to deal with snow. although the first baptist
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church was ravaged, neighbors dealt with debris to gather and we're ship. >> there's still a lot of chaos, a lot of loss. >> reporter: among the dead, the entire babcock family of peeken, indiana. mom, dad, two kids, 14-month-old angel, found in a field after the storm, taken off of life support yesterday. across the street from where the babcocks lived, genie llewellyn's home but she's thankful her family made it. this charlotte, north carolina family is thankful too, three of the children were sucked out of the house when the twister struck. all of the kids were hospitalized but none had serious injuries. the doctors gave the kids a special nickname. >> they looked at him and couldn't believe it. they called him a the miracle baby. >> reporter: in kentucky, a woman prayed that a twister
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would go away. >> take this away from my home! >> reporter: she lived, so many miracles, amid enormous destruction. >> those are storms we usually see in the summer or spring. >> 440 tornado warnings. >> unbelievable in one day. time for weather across the nation on this monday morning. that snow now hits parts of the tornado zone, stretching from indiana, all the way to north carolina, with accumulations of one to three inches, flurries, up to two feet of snow. >> 16 in billings to albuquerque. 83 in phoenix. 60 in omaha. 35 in the twin cities. 70 from dallas and 56 in atlanta, here in new york, 43 degrees. in other news, president obama is welcoming israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu to the white house this morning this morning with the nuclear ambitions high on the agenda.
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the meeting comes on the heels of president's powerful speech. while israel is threatening a preemptive strike against iran, the president is asking for time to allow sanctions to work. but he also made it clear that the u.s. will take no option off the table when it comes to iran. >> iran's leaders should understand i do not have a policy of containment. i have a policy of preventing iran from producing nuclear weapons. i will not have to take hesitat hughes force. >> mitt romney is pretty quick to respond to the president. he said mr. obama's approach has failed and mr. romney predicts that iran will have a nuclear weapon if the president is re-elected. romney and the other republican candidates are spending their last full day campaigning ahead of super
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tuesday. 437 delegates in ten states are at stake. rick santorum says the nomination battle could go all the way to the convention because in his words, romney has failed to close the deal with voters. well, even an apology isn't stopping the advertising exodus from rush limbaugh's radio show. a seventh company now says it will suspend its ads. limbaugh called a woman a prostitute. the host apologized saying he used the wrong choice of words. overseas, at least 27 police officers in a the western city of hadithah were killed in a military-style attack. after the attack, the al qaeda flag was raised at a police check point. vladimir putin is returning
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to the kremlin for another term as president of russia. putin was unable to hold back tears thanking a crowd of supporters for their vote. but opposition suggests the entire election was rigged. they plan a major demonstration here the kremlin today. back here at home, attorney general eric holder is set to defend the targeted killing of suspect. holder delivers an address at northwestern university, five months after american-born al qaeda cleric al awlaki was killed. >> sad news here, the search for a missing little boy from new mexico has ended tragically. police in carlsbad believe they found the body of 4-year-old samuel jones at the bottom of a very deep hole on a neighbor's back yard. the little boy was first reported missing by his family
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on saturday. and in alabama, marriagers crossed the edmonds bridge k commemorating it as bloody sunday. they say alabama's immigration laws are just about the same as voters' oppression laws decades ago. straight ahead. the morning business news. plus, new details about the massive settlement that b.p. will be paying after the gulf oil disaster. and the nfl under significant pressure to get to the bottom of that bounty. some tough questions are g
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welcome back, everybody. the settlement over civil damages from the gulf oil spill two years ago does include some provisions for health issues. although no such problems have yet been found, they might crop up down the road. even with the $8 billion settlement, b.p. isn't the clear just get. there are fed damage claims and civil personalties as well. and tokyo's nikkei average fell 78 points today. hong kong's hang seng lost 297. n in london the ftse opened lower. on wall street, the dow lost 12
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points. gas prices rose again to a national average of 3. the $76 a balance. angry lawmakers taking a stand today against one reason for the spiking prices. and shows like abc's "modern family" are now getting a boost which viewers use digital recorders and screaming videos. the same demographic group most likety to time shift on dvr are the ones most likely to shift to advertisers. and call it the lorax who stole the box office, the new dr. seuss film was not only the top at the box office this weekend but the best so far. "the lorax" opened with $71 million. "project x" with $20 million.
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kids loved the lorax. it's a kids' movie. when we come back this morning, the spring training baseball game that had plenty of people really buzzing. and wait till you hear what this little girl has overcome. she's something of a magnetic personality. stay with us. weak, damaged haire with with new aveeno nourish+ strengthen. it nurtures hair back to strong, healthy life. our exclusive active naturals wheat protein formula works with your hair, targeting damage, restoring strength and resilience for up to 90% less breakage in just three washes. find peace with your hair. [ female announcer ] and discover strong, healthy hair with life. new nourish+ strengthen, from the nourish+ hair care collection. only from aveeno.
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welcome back, everybody. you're looking at what is test of a once pristine neighborhood in hawaii. a flow of lava from the killer volcano completely destroyed this subdivision. the last home burned to the ground just an hour after the owner left. it was erupting since 1973. it's become more active. for a look at morning road conditions. wet on icy spots from i-5.
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cascades and northern rockies, slick roads in northern new england. and i-75 in kentucky and tennessee. if you're flying today, some airports delays are possible in atlanta, charlotte, raleigh, nashville, cincinnati and cleveland. well, earlier, mentioned those climbing gas prices causes all sorts of trouble for drivers across the nation. some reasons for their rise, they're really -- no controlling that. >> no, not at all. one are taking a stand. >> reporter: call it the wall street gas pump premium. food delivery man michael longo just learned about it. >> it's a terrible situation. >> reporter: the question is, the wall street banks push the prices at the pump higher while they cash in on that as they make up future prices of gas. well, now the st. louis federal reserve weighs in with a newly
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updated report. it says two main factors drive gas prices up. first, global demand shocks, like tensions from the middle east. but next the fedes speculation played a significant role in the oil price increase between 2004 and 2008 and its subsequent collapse. >> all over this country, people are really being hurt financially. >> reporter: senator bernie sanders of vermont is fighting back. >> this is money coming right out of their paycheck. >> reporter: today, sanders will send out a letter to the comphomties future trading commission calling for immediate action. sanders says so far he has pledges from 67 other members of congress to cosign the letter by the end of the day. >> what we want to do is limit the amount of oil that any individual corporation can control on any given day. >> reporter: one of the bidding commissioners spoke out. >> yes, i'm fired up. >> reporter: bart childen is one
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of five presidential appointees who regulates oil future traders. >> it's the excessive speculation we're concerned about. >> reporter: which is why senator sanders wants to limit those. >> if we do that, there are varying estimates but we think we can lower oil prices. >> reporter: mark greenblatt, abc news new york. the parents of two students killed in the virginia tech massacre are suing over the how the unfolding tragedy was handled. they want an apology from top officials. 32 students including a gunman was killed on that tragic day. and talk in the sports world. nfl is meeting with a former coach who admits he ran a bounty program. gregg williams is apologizing for that practice.
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the nfl says the saints maintained a bounty pool of up to 50,000 bucks but they are certainly not alone. and this investigation is far from over. maybe producing stiff penalties. as it goes ♪ buy me some peanuts and -- >> you can sing. that's pretty good. some sections had to evacuate after the diamondbacks game after a swarm appeared there. they used lemonade and candy to disperse the bees. all right, now, some hoop highlights. we get those from one of my favorite people at espn news, cassidy hubbarth. >> good morning. the nets taking on the bobcats.
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and in the third quarter, williams off the screen. williams with 22 points in the third quarter. later, shot clock winding down from way downtown and gets the foul. part of four triples for him. fourth quarter, williams is, it's a foul, and 21 of 21 from the line. 1:31 to play. nets up two. williams, bucket, 98-94, new jersey. and can't get it to go. and deron williams, a franchise record, 57 points as the nets win 104-101. michigan state takes on ohio state. william buford misses a three. sellinger with the foul. green, tied at 68-68.
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a minute to go. hits the baseline jumper, tied at 70-70. less than ten seconds flat. buford pulls up, hits it with a second remaining. buford finishes with 25 points. take another look. ohio state up 72-70. green heaves it up. no go. ohio state comes back to win for a three-way tie for the big ten title. that's it for this espn news update. i'm cassidy hubbarth. the world's most famous race is under way in alaska. the iditarod was over the weekend in the town of willow. >> they'll be spending the next week racing over 1,000 miles of wilderness. coming up next this morning, "the pulse." a major change take effect in the adult entertainment
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industry. that change. and what one comedian is doing about it. straight ahead. how nice of joe to, how you say, have your back. try something different. a delicious gevalia kaffe, or as i like to say, a cup of johan. will johan power walk the mall with you? i don't think so. but he will spend time rubbing your feet, discussing your feelings. ♪ joe may have your back, but johan has your feet. gevalia. meet me in the coffee aisle.
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[ growling ] captain,have your back, one step at a time.keep going!t. come on, snowy. look! did you ever see a more beautiful sight? captain! it's just a mirage. - snowy? what is it, boy? - [ barks ] what do you see? [ yipping ] [ woman announcing ] just like snowy, your dog's one of a kind. overactive imagination and all. [ barking ] long live your buddy. long live your dog. [ tintin ] snowy! purina dog chow. the adventures of tintin, on dvd and blu-ray march 13. hello? [ sea ] hello, this is the sea calling. [ laughing ] [ sea ] what's the last romantic thing he did for you? ohh, i don't know... ummm... did you have to do that to me? what counts as romantic? is somebody watching me somewhere? like emptying the dishwasher? [ laughing ] is this your mother? ♪ ♪
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>> now, the nearby city wants to prevent a possible migration. it's fast tracking a similar ordinance before porn producers have time to set up shop there. >> hard to argue with those folks stays save. and also how pippa middleton manages to keep that good figure. she finished a 56-mile ski in sweden. she finished a respectable 412th in the women's category. >> she admits she trained only a couple weeks. >> and the money she raised for a famous charity. and a frightening story for parents this morning, a 3-year-old girl in oregon is expected to recover after swallowing 37 ball magnets. at first, they didn't realize why payton was not feeling well. >> the little girl was being torn part bill the high-powered magnets sold as toys.
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can your makeup remover do that? updating today's top news stories now. snow and frigid temps are moving into the midwest and southern regions already ravaged by 100 tornadoes over the weekend. the death toll stands at 39 and is likes to rise. president obama meets with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. republican presidential candidates going down to the wire, scrambling for support before voters in ten states head to the polls in tomorrow's critical super tuesday matchups. today's weather, heavy snow in the cascades and north rockies. several inches of show from indiana to north carolina. flurries from northern, the great lakes to northern new england. finally from us this morning, lindsay lohan's return to the spotlight, this time to poke a little fun at herself.
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>> 25-year-old actress hosted "saturday night live" joining the crew and rehashing her many, many run-ins with the law. abc's john miller takes a look. >> reporter: hosting "saturday night live", lindsay lohan knows something has been missing. [ alarm ] >> wait, the alarm goes off if i leave the stage? i thought it was only if a left the studio. >> reporter: a sharp contrast as she's been in and out of jail. on probation for drunken driving convictions and her first comeback role plagued with rumor. >> everyone here believes in you. everyone. we wouldn't have you back otherwise. [ applause ] >> are you searching me? >> no. no -- i'm -- i'm a lesbian now. [ laughter ] >> reporter: far from the bright
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lights of "saturday night live," lohan still has one cleanup at the l.a. county morgue. >> give us some music. >> reporter: first, she needs hollywood to trust her again. it's a long road back but it has been done. farmer "snl" host robert downey jr. put drugs behind him and is a bigger box office draw than ever. drew barrymore also got sober and made it back. >> i feel my medication is not working is there any way to help me reach nirvana. >> reporter: it was clear the audience was laughing with her not at her. no small feat from the movies like "parent trap." it feels people like a spectacular comeback just as much as they love a spectacular fall. >> from alcohol rehab to a little image rehab. >> every time i see her in "parent
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